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Gold Mine in British Columbia Spills Toxic Sludge

Jewelry News | Fri, Sep 5, 2014

It’s being called one of the biggest environmental disasters in Canada in decades. A dam built to hold toxic waste burst last month at the Mount Polley gold and copper mine in British Columbia. Thousands of Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of gray ...

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A Closer Look at the Effect of Lower Gold Prices

Jewelry News | Sat, Jan 11, 2014

Earlier this week, I posted a blog on the nearly 30 percent drop in gold prices in 2013. That blog argued that lower gold prices are generally good for two reasons. First, they reduce the total amount of gold mining, which reduces pollution. Second, ...

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The Best Way to Save the Planet From Gold Mining

Jewelry News | Wed, Aug 21, 2013

Although diamonds are supposed to be forever, it’s the human love affair with gold that has been truly lasting. For thousands of years, since even before the time of King Tut, gold has been prized for its beauty and value. It’s no wonder, then, that ...

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Gold Mine Collapses Kill More Than 100 People

Jewelry News | Tue, May 21, 2013

When gold and diamond miners die on the job, deliberate violence is very often the cause. In Zimbabwe and Angola, mining company security guards have been shooting and killing local diamond miners. In the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of ...

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In New Film, Alaskan Natives Speak Out Against Gold Mine

Jewelry News | Sun, Apr 14, 2013

A new documentary film provides a chance for native Alaskans to explain, in their own words, the importance of salmon fishing in their culture – and why the opening of a new gold and copper mine would threaten their way of life.   The film, ...

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Financial Overhaul Bill Takes Aim at Dirty Gold

Jewelry News | Wed, Aug 18, 2010

The financial regulatory bill signed into law by President Obama last month aims to overhaul the laws that govern Wall Street. Although we will leave it to political pundits and economists to comment on the bill’s implications for the U.S. financial ...

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Q&A: Artisanal Mining

Jewelry News | Wed, May 14, 2008

A Customer Asks…   I’ve been hearing about “artisanal” mining and how it’s a big part of the jewelry industry. What exactly is it? Brilliant Earth Answers. Very few consumers and even retailers know exactly what ...

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Corporate Responsibility and the Jewelry Sector

Jewelry News | Fri, Apr 25, 2008

Brilliant Earth is currently engaged as part of the Madison Dialogue, a collaborative of companies, nonprofits, advocates and other agencies working towards establishing verified sources of responsible gold, diamonds and other minerals. We are part ...

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South Africans Lose Against Platinum Giant

Jewelry News | Tue, Apr 1, 2008

Rural communities in South Africa are losing their farm land and clean water to the activities of platinum mining giant Anglo Platinum, the world’s largest platinum company. A new ActionAid report, Precious Metal: The impact of Anglo Platinum on poor ...

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